Ugu Jazz Festival next month

2017-05-26 06:00
PHOTO: SuppliedThembi Kupiso at festival auditions.

PHOTO: SuppliedThembi Kupiso at festival auditions.

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THE 11th Ugu Jazz Festival at the Ugu Sports and Leisure Centre gives a platform to artists within Ugu District Municipality to showcase their talent.

Auditions were held in Umdoni, Umuziwabantu, Umzumbe and Ray Nkonyeni Municipality with Afro-pop, Afro-jazz, jazz and poetry as genres of choice.

Selected artists will be given a “special hour” to display their talent at the main event on June 24.

Nana Blose from the organisers, Cyassounds, said the festival aims to spearhead tourism transformation and local economic development through music and arts.

“On June 24, patrons will enjoy performances by Jimmy Dludlu, Ringo Madlingozi, Amanda Black, Sjava, Zakes Bantwini, Mbuso Khoza, Naima K, Sands, Thee Legacy, Mondli Ngcobo, Brenda Mtambo, Afro Soul, Disebo, Umkhumbane Jazz Club, Heels Overhead, Tender Mavundla, Happy, 5th season, DJ Mshedys and more.

“Making it to through the auditions were some local artists, just to mention a few, Thembi Kupiso, Mluleki Prince and Bongiwe Nzimakwe.”

She said thanks goes to all the municipalities, Department of Arts and Culture, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Isolezwe, Ukhozi FM, Radio Sunny South and Ugu Youth Radio for their support.

There are a limited number of parking tickets, available at Computicket for R150. Early bird tickets are R200, Golden Circle R350 and VIP R1 200.

- Supplied.

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